Who's next to 3,000 hits?

Projecting some prominent players' chances of reaching the elusive milestone

Updated: July 9, 2011, 2:05 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | Baseball Think Factory

Well, Derek Jeter finally got his 3,000th hit. The last few turned out to be the most difficult, with a trip to the disabled list turning the last leg of Jeter's chase into a marathon.

While people confidently project the end of the 300-game winner, nobody thinks the 3,000-hit club is nearing extinction. So, who's next? The ZiPS projection system has eight players with at least a 1 percent chance and five with at least a 10 percent chance of collecting their 3,000th hit over the next eight years.